Kabale, Uganda: Increased cases of Marburg outbreak confirms Health officials

Posted on October 31, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Travel News

The Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Marburg in Kabale district on October 19th 2012 after receiving laboratory results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirming that two family members had died of the highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever. Three other members of the same family had earlier died of a strange disease in a period of one month. The death of these people prompted the District Health Office to undertake further investigations of this strange disease that had ravaged Kitumba parish in Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district. Read article

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